Dr. Barry Meinster
Having spent over 50 years in K-12 education, higher education, educational administration, authoring textbooks, and IT consulting/training, digital marketing, conducting focus groups across the country; Dr. Meinster brings an enormous amount teaching techniques along with an immense breadth of technical knowledge and managerial skills to higher educational marketing.
Ed.D. Temple University, 1987
PA Computer Science Certification – 18 Credits of Computer Science at Temple University, 1985
M.Ed., Temple University, 1972
B.S. Ed. in Secondary Education, Temple University, 1968
Certifications – Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education Instructional II Certification of Social Studies, 1976
Pennsylvania Department of Education Instructional II Certification of Special Education, 1976
Pennsylvania Department of Education Extended Certification of Computer Science, 1976
Pennsylvania Department of Education Supervisor’s Certification, 1987
Pennsylvania Department of Education Principal’s Certification, 1993
Certifications – Technology
ITIL 4 Foundation Certification
Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
High School Computer Science Teacher and Special Education Teacher for the School District of Philadelphia 1970 -2003. (retired June, 2003)
Program Administrator, Temple University Center for Advance Technology (TUCAT), Higher Education IT. Created and managed a 450,000 program budget. Conducted and coordinated operations planning. Hired and supervised instructors. Managed the development, delivery and logistics of technical training initiatives, conducted technical training needs analyses and performance, managed training vendor relationships and contracts. Duties also included P&L management. Reported to the Vice President of Temple University, Provost and attended regular meetings to discuss the progress and future of this program, 1997 – 2003
Delaware Valley College, Conducted observations using PA form PDE 430 to evaluate and recommend new teachers for receiving the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification after having an Emergency Certification. Mentored and evaluated the use of cognitive learning methods and K-12 best practices in the classroom. The position also includes meeting with principals and faculty to discuss school improvement using recent change theories, 2005 – 2009.
CEO and Founder of Unified Educators. UE is a marketing and recruitment company that partners with colleges and universities. 2008 – Present.
Part-Time: Adjunct Professor for Education and IT (highlights)
Drexel University, Undergraduate Information Science and Technology Department, taught the following IT courses: Networking and Distributive Computing, Advanced Cisco Network Configurations, Oracle SQL, PLSQL, Oracle Administration, VB .NET ADO, VB .NET ASP, Java, JSP, and J2EE Programming and Deployment, Systems Analysis Introduction, Advanced Systems Analysis with UML, Senior Capstone Software Engineering Courses, Database Management, Linux Intermediate and Advanced Administration, Crystal Reports Basic, Crystal Reports Development, and Senior Capstone Project, Network Security, 2002 – 2009.
West Chester University, PA, Professional and Secondary Education (undergraduate school): Two Courses: Teaching technology integration into the secondary school curriculum, using primarily Apple computers and digitizing equipment; and Teaching Assessment and Evaluation, 2006 – 2009,
American Intercontinental University, taught the following online courses: Masters Degree in Education courses: Cognitive Learning Theory, Curriculum Development; IT courses: Networking Design, Visual Basic .NET, Advanced Visual Basic .NET, ASP .NET, Microsoft Application Software, 2003 – 2009.
LaSalle University, taught Data and Network Communications course using William Stallings text, 1999 – 2002.
Kaplan University Master’s Degree in Education: Instructor for Education Technology Courses and Curriculum Design courses. Courses include proper skills and concepts for implementing technology at the classroom and individual school levels. Consideration is given to learning theory and best practices within K12 subject areas. 2004 – 2008.
Walden University Education PhD Leadership Program: Instructor for Technology and Educational Leadership courses. The course is designed for principals and other administrator and includes how to prepare comprehensive technology plans (CPT) for school districts. The course includes instructional and administrative uses of technology including the use of School Infrastructure Framework (SIF) compliant systems to address NCLB considerations. 2004 – 2008.
Beaver College Computers in Education. Master’s in Educational Technology Program. Designed and taught technology courses for teachers and educators including how to integrate technology and workforce readiness skills into the classroom, 1998 – 2000.
Holy Family College. Master’s in Education Program. Implemented new technology courses for teachers including uses of software productivity tools such as spreadsheets, word processors, and authoring software, 1996 – 1999.
Part-Time: Corporate Consulting and Training (highlights)
Course Global LLC – Instructor for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 including BI and data modeling; instructor for Vmware infrastructure 3, ESX Server 3.0 including VirtualCenter 2.0, 2006 -2007.
Written several OPM programs and courses for Post University in Connecticut.
CEC Corporation: Authored courses for Master Degree Online programs. Courses included Differentiated Classroom Approaches for K12, Decision Making in Curriculum Development, and Educational Leadership: Educational Planning and Development, 2004-2006.
Designed and authored eLearning curriculum for Pricewaterhouse/Coopers, topics include the business aspects of the networking industry, network technology and networking equipment. 2002 – Present.
Independent Contract: Trained end users and DBAs to use Oracle 11i – E-business Suite including CRM and ERP modules, 2004 – 2005.
CTO and of Airnexus, designed and deployed secure wireless applications for universities, hot spots, and the enterprise; maintained several collaborative ventures with partners, including other systems integrators, vendors, enterprises, and municipalities. 2002 – 2004.
IT Trainer for Decisive Business Group. Performed needs analysis for determining overall company training objectives. Designed and delivered accelerated MCSE 2000 and Exchange Server 2000 training for 10 technicians. 2001 – 2002.
IT Trainer for Towers Perin. Performed needs analysis for determining overall company training objectives. Designed and delivered accelerated MCSE 2000 training for 14 technicians and help desk employees,. 2001 – 2003.
IT Trainer for Subaru of America. Designing and delivering relational database training (SQL and Oracle 8i) for Oracle DBA, Powerbuilder, and system analysis teams, where all staff are engaged with Unisys teams at Eagan, Minnesota, Summer 2001 – 2003.
Expert Witness for Howard Trubman, Esq and the complaint-ifs in the Pennsylvania class action suit against Computer Learning Center (CLC), I helped shut them down in Philadelphia, Spring 2001.
Developed Cisco CCNP curriculum and trained instructors to deliver the same courses at Camden County Community College, Summer 2000.
Designed enterprise network and trained technicians to perform large-scale rollout of Windows NT 4,0 Workstation at First Union Bank, 1998.
Designed and implemented Windows NT 4.0 Domains including the deployment of 250 workstations for Temple University, 1999.
Project manager for a SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research), managed a collaborative project with University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center that produced a multimedia assessment tool for psychological – social related problems as related to cancer patients, 1994.
Project manager for a SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research), managed a collaborative project with Siemens Corporation to produce a multimedia module for training medical professionals in the use of the Mini-Med infusion pump, 1994.
Consulted on marketing strategies with Microsoft Corporation’s Educational Development Group for Microsoft products used by school districts within the K -12 curriculum, 1994.
Meinster, B. (2001) Guide for MCSE Exam 70-244: Supporting and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 in a Mixed 2000/NT, New Riders Publishers, ISBN 2-37622-644-4.
Meinster B & Heaton, W. (2000). Building Cisco Remote Access Networks (BCRAN): Exam Prep, Coriolis Group, ISBN 1-57610-692-6.
Cisco IOS Basics, White Paper (April, 2000) for Certification Zone.com.
Meinster B (1998). MCSE Six Pack, IDG Books World Wide, ISBN 0-7645-8119-6.
Meinster B., Wang W., & Craver K. (1998). Networking Essentials Using Windows NT Server 4.0, International Thompson Publishing Company, ISBN:0-538-74438-9.
Meinster B. (1997). Windows NT Server 4.0, Getting Started, International Thompson Publishing Company, ISBN:0-538-71938-9.
Meinster B., Gaymon Jr. Sam (2019). Maestro Please, Self-Published.
Teacher of the Year Award, Philadelphia School District, 1989.
American Intercontinental University Online Faculty Award, Student Testimonial Award, 2003.
Guest of Honor to Imam Wallace (Warrth) Dean Mohammed, Philadelphia, 1980 Interfaith Convention.
Computer Skills (highlights)
Proficient in the following languages and operating systems: Visual C++, Visual Basic, Perl5, PHP, Bash Shell Scripting, Java 2.0, J2EE, Java Script, Windows 95/98/NT/2000, UNIX and Linux administration, Samba, Novell administration, HTML and XML development, Expert in several multimedia authoring platforms including Adobe Premier, Digital Audio/Video Production, Macromedia Director, Toolbook, PhotoShop, Corel Draw, and AVID Media Composer, Networking skills include Fiber Gigabit Ethernet, metro Ethernet, Nortel ATM switches, routers, firewalls, T1-T3-OC12 configurations, OSPF, BGP, and optical switches. Proficient in the following IDE platforms: Netbeans, Websphere, Weblogic, Eclipse. Proficient in the following UML tools: Visual Analyst, Rational Rose.
American Society for Training and Development
International Society for Performance Improvement
American Federation of Teachers
Hobbies and Interests
Cycling, tennis, roller-blading, kayaking, race cars, beach bumming, extensive works out at the gym, president of Lower Merion High School Soccer Boosters, and spending time with my family.
Developed neighborhood youth and senior citizen programs within the Southwark Plaza Housing Project at 5th Street and Washington Ave, Philadelphia.
Developed joint programs with local Churches and the Afro – American Muslim organization; Blight Arrest Pioneer Patrol (BAPP), this included extensive programs involving community policing and minimizing recidivism among project youth. These experiences and memoirs were published; “Maestro Please; 2019”.
Substitute cook and cleanup person for Ronald MacDonald House so employees can enjoy Christmas, 2001 – Present
Please contact the following professionals:
Dr. Jeff Hand, VP of Rowan University, 856 357 7180
Dr. Horacio Sosa, VP of Rowan University, 856 256 4747
Dr. Lewis Lynn, Vice President of AIU Online, 1 877 221 5800 # 10513